John Palfrey
“Knowledge and Goodness: The Andover Campaign” launch speech
September 19th, 2017, 02:30 PM
John Palfrey Remarks at Capital Campaign Launch Andover, MA September 2017 Thank you, Dana Delany, for your kind introduction and for everything you’ve done for Andover over the years. I also want to thank Peter Currie and the board of … Continue reading
Opening All School Meeting, Phillips Academy, 2017-2018
September 13th, 2017, 02:30 PM
All-School Meeting John Palfrey, Head of School, Phillips Academy September 13, 2017 Good morning, Andover!  I am psyched to see you all here. The main point of this All School Meeting is simply for us to gather, in one space, … Continue reading
Start-of-School Message for our 240th Year at Andover
August 28th, 2017, 02:30 PM
Dear Phillips Academy students: That school-is-about-to-start feeling is upon us. There are a few summer days left to enjoy, Labor Day weekend still to look forward to, and all the excitement of early fall just around the corner. I write … Continue reading
Head of School Bookshelf, 2016-2017 edition (combined)
August 27th, 2017, 02:30 PM
Last academic year I kept up my tradition of putting out free copies of books on a bookshelf outside my office each term for the faculty to take and read but I didn’t manage to post the lists here on … Continue reading
July 31 Community Letter
July 31st, 2017, 02:30 PM
Today, Board President Peter Currie ’74, P’03,  and I wrote to the Andover community with an update regarding an independent investigation into matters of past sexual misconduct. As we’ve sought to understand and learn from these most troubling moments in … Continue reading
Episode 06: Frank Stella ’54
May 7th, 2017, 02:30 PM
Source: Episode 06: Frank Stella ’54
Statement regarding past abuse at Andover
April 24th, 2017, 02:30 PM
Today, we know that many schools, including Andover, have not always lived up to our commitment to protect students in our care. Over the past year, independent investigators from Sanghavi Law Office have been carrying out a review of all … Continue reading
On the Executive Orders of January 2017
February 1st, 2017, 02:30 PM
The President’s Executive Orders on immigration have prompted calls of concern from students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff at Andover. I’m sure that is true at all schools that are committed to a diverse student body and faculty. Last year, … Continue reading
Local Student “Totally Knows When Head of School Day Is,” and it’s Tomorrow
January 31st, 2017, 02:30 PM
Mark your calendars and put off your homework assignments, Andover! The Gorilla has an exclusive scoop on when the fabled Head of School Day will be this year. It’s tomorrow. Don’t believe us? Wait… Source: Local Student “Totally Knows When … Continue reading
Guest Blog Post: Trustee Steve Sherrill, on the All School Meeting Address He Would Have Given
November 12th, 2016, 02:30 PM
This weekend, we welcomed our trustees and many other alumni and parents to campus for meetings and also the 137th Andover-Exeter sporting contests.  Over the course of the last several days, I have received a lot of feedback about the … Continue reading